Wolves to give Milicic tryout

Updated: February 18, 2010, 5:04 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Timberwolves will give Darko Milicic a 27-game audition at center, hoping he can show some potential and consider staying in the NBA.

The Wolves have acquired the little-used Milicic in a trade with the New York Knicks. Coach Kurt Rambis says it was possible the 7-footer could make it to Minnesota in time for Friday's game against Chicago.

Milicic was the second pick in the 2003 draft, but this is his fifth NBA team. He has never averaged more than eight points per game. The 24-year-old has said he wants to return to Europe next season. Rambis says the team will "cross that bridge" later.

The Timberwolves sent Brian Cardinal to New York and received cash considerations along with Milicic, who was unhappy with the Knicks.


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